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Eminem's 'Love The Way You Lie' pushes Katy Perry's 'Gurls' to No. 2 on Billboard Hot 100 chart

eminem-katy-perryImage Credit: Karin Catt; Ari MichelsonKaty Perry‘s “California Gurls” reigned at the top of the Billboard Hot 100 singles chart for six weeks. But it’s over now. When the entire chart is released tomorrow, Eminem‘s Rihanna-assisted “Love The Way You Lie” will be No. 1 and Perry No. 2. This is the Detroit rapper’s fourth Hot 100 No. 1. single, and the second from his latest, Recovery. His first single from this album, “Not Afraid,” debuted at No. 1. Em’s having an amazing day; this morning we reported that he’s also got the No. 1 album in the country again.

No one new entered the top 10 this week. B.o.B’s “Airplanes” stays at No. 3, Taio Cruz’s “Dynamite” moves from No. 6 to No. 4. Usher’s former No. 1, “OMG,” drops one place to No. 5. Mike Posner’s “Cooler Than Me” moves up one to No. 6. While “Billionaire” by Travie McCoy falls two places to No. 7. “I Like It” by Enrique Iglesias holds at No. 8. Drake’s “Find Your Love” stays at No. 9. And Jason Derulo’s “Ridin’ Solo” remains at No. 10.

What do you think of Eminem’s run? Are you a fan of Recovery and it’s singles? Think Katy can regain her No. 1 spot? Let us know.

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Usher's 'Behind the Music': Why we can't wait to watch

UsherTonight VH1 airs the season finale of Behind the Music with R&B titan Usher. It chronicles the 31-year-old’s climb from choir boy to pop-music icon. VH1 just released a 10-minute preview, and there’s loads of debauchery, which started with hip-hop impresario Diddy (then Puff Daddy) in the early ’90s. When Usher was a young teen, he was sent to Diddy’s Flavor Camp in New York to sharpen his swagger. There he says he was surrounded by “sex, drugs, orgies…” and presumably more. The story builds to the ugly breakup with TLC’s Chili that set the tone for his  R&B opus Confessions. He’d later marry Tameka Foster, proclaiming his love for her and his grown up ways on Here I Stand. Then he’d follow up with his latest effort Raymond V Raymond after divorcing her. This guy’s life has been a trip. Check out the preview after the jump. READ FULL STORY

Katy Perry‘s 'California Gurls' still on top of Billboard Hot 100 chart; Enrique Iglesias hits the top 10

katy-perry-Enrique-IglesiasKaty Perry‘s “California Gurls” tops the Billboard Hot 100 chart this week. Surprise! Well, not really. This is its sixth straight week at No. 1. At this point, it’ll be news when it’s not there anymore. Eminem’s “Love the Way You Lie” featuring Rihanna is No. 2 for the third week in a row. B.o.B’s “Airplanes” switches places with  Usher‘s “OMG,”  moving to No. 3 while Usher drops a spot to No. 4.  Travie McCoy’s “Billionaire” stays at No. 5.

Taio Cruz’s “Dynamite” jumps up a slot to No. 6. Newcomer Mike Posner slips one to No. 7 with “Cooler Than Me.” Enrique Iglesias‘ Pitbull-assisted “I Like It” makes its entrance into the top 10, leaping 10 spots to No. 8. Drake’s “Find Your Love” continues to step back, dropping one place to No. 9. Jason Derulo’s “Ridin’ Solo” rounds out the top 10 at No. 10.

How much longer do you think Katy Perry has at No. 1? And are you a fan of Enrique Iglesias’ new song? Let us know.

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Usher puts his lady to bed in 'There Goes My Baby' video: Watch here

there-goes-my-babyUsher‘s way more than a day late and a dollar short with this video from his latest album, Raymond vs. Raymond. “There Goes My Baby” has been on the radio since even before the album dropped last March. It’s been on Billboard‘s R&B/Hip-Hop chart for 26 weeks. Lucky for him, his fans love the mid-tempo R&B record. It’s currently No. 2 behind Alicia Keys’ “Un-Thinkable.” I don’t think this sexy, yet restrained video is going to take it to No. 1, though.

In it a mostly shirtless Usher coolly seduces a vixen with model beauty to submit to his wishes. In turn she teases him until finally giving up and finds a comfy mattress for them to lie. It eventually gets a bit racier. She rubs his abs. He pulls down her stockings. They bites each other’s lips. This is far from new territory for Usher. I would of preferred he take it all the way there, like he did in Here I Stand‘s “Trading Places” video. Now that looked like fun. Check out Usher’s “Baby” video after the jump and let us know what you think.


Usher striking while iron is hot with new album and single, 'DJ Got Us Fallin' in Love'

usher-concertImage Credit: Chris Hatcher/PR PhotosR&B stud Usher found his pop sweet spot with his smash “OMG.” Before being unseated by Katy Perry’s “California Gurls” last month it was No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart for weeks. Now it seems that he’s got another hit on his hands, set to burn up radios next week. “DJ Got Us Fallin’ in Love” is the first single from Versus, his forthcoming conceptual sequel to his March album, Raymond v. Raymond.

The Max Martin-produced cut boasts has a synth bass line with a serious Miami club vibe. (And Mr. 305 himself, Pitbull, is featured rapping in the blend of English, Spanish, and slang only he can only get away with.) Lyrically, this song isn’t much special. It’s simply a fun record about the DJ spinning the right tunes to get the party going.

“DJ” was released online this morning, and will be serviced to radio next Monday (July 12). For now you can hear it at his website. While the eight-track Versus hits stores August 24.  What do you think of it? Are you ready for his new album? Let us know.

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Katy Perry rules the Billboard Hot 100 chart for fifth week in a row

katy-perryImage Credit: Ari MichelsonThis is one boring week on the Billboard Hot 100 chart. Mostly because the first five spots in the top 10 are the same as last week’s. For the fifth straight week, Katy Perry‘s “California Gurls” tops the chart. Eminem’s “Love the Way You Lie” featuring Rihanna is No. 2 for it’s second week in a row. Usher‘s “OMG” holds the No. 3 spot, while B.o.B’s “Airplanes” does the same at No. 4. And Travie McCoy’s “Billionaire” is No. 5.

The fun starts at No. 6, where newcomer Mike Posner creeps up a spot with “Cooler Than Me.” Taio Cruz’s “Dynamite” leaps seven places to No. 7. Drake’s “Find Your Love” seems to have stalled out, dropping two places to No. 8. Jason Derulo’s “Ridin’ Solo” moves up one to No. 9. And Eminem’s “Not Afraid” closes out the top 10.

Mike Posner is getting close to the top spot. Do you think the Duke grad can rise to No. 1? If not him, then who? Let us know.

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Katy Perry tops Billboard hot 100 chart for fourth week, Eminem and Rihanna collab debuts big

katy-perry-eminemImage Credit: Ari Michelson; Nigel ParryFor it’s fourth week, Katy Perry‘s “California Gurls” tops the Billboard hot 100 chart. Eminem’s second single from his Recovery effort makes a huge debut this week. His collaboration with pop starlet Rihanna, “Love the Way You Lie,” opens at No. 2. Usher‘s “OMG,” slides back a spot to No. 3. B.o.B’s “Airplanes” does the same, moving to No. 4. Travie McCoy’s “Billionaire,” backs into No. 5. And Drake’s “Find Your Love” also falls a slot to No. 6.

Mike Posner’s debut smash “Cooler Than Me” moves up one spot to No. 7. Ke$ha‘s “Your Love Is My Drug” falls two to No. 8. Lady Gaga’s “Alejandro” also slides back two places to No. 9. Jason Derulo gets his third hot 100 top 10 from his self-titled debut album. His “Ridin’ Solo” jumps up six places to No. 10.

Again, Eminem has a strangle hold of the chart. How long do you think it’ll be before he pushes Katy Perry to No. 2?

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somebody-to-love Last night, after sweating out about 18 buckets of Dance Dance Perspiration for a live performance of his current no. 2 hit “OMG” on SYTYCD, Usher introduced the world premiere of Le Bieber’s latest video, “Somebody to Love.”

The R&B star’s lil’ protege has so far stuck to pretty straightforward set pieces—bowling alley, rooftop pool party, Xboxing on the couch—but, perhaps in honor of his mentor, or the show on which it was bowed, he has finally gone in for some hardcore Happy Feet choreography.

Clearly, Biebs has not yet mastered the melted-butter liquidity of Daddy Usher. But who needs Fame-caliber moves when you’ve got bangs? Plus: Asian ladies with fans, stalactite lights, well-contained flames, and three dudes in fencing masks doing the standing worm. Click after the jump; it will all make sense: READ FULL STORY

Katy Perry's 'California' holds on to No. 1 spot on Billboard Hot 100 chart

Katy-PerryImage Credit: Janet Mayer/PR PhotosThe top three spots on Billboard‘s Hot 100 chart are the same as they were last week. For its second straight week, Katy Perry‘s “California Gurls” is at No. 1. Usher holds his spot, remaining at No. 2 with “OMG,” And B.o.B‘s the most successful rapper on the chart. His “Airplanes” featuring Hayley Williams holds on at No. 3.

Travie McCoy and Ke$ha switched spots. McCoy’s “Billionaire” jumps from No 5 to No. 4.  Ke$ha‘s “Your Love Is My Drug” moves back to No. 5. Lady Gaga‘s “Alejandro” moves up a spot from No. 7 to No. 6. “Break Your Heart” by Taio Cruz  falls back a slot to No. 7. Eminem‘s  former No. 1 “Not Afraid” returns to the top 10, moving up three spots to No. 8. The Black Eyed Peas’ “Rock That Body,” remains at No. 9. While Drake’s “Find Your Love” closes out the top 10, moving up three spaces.

The top three artists didn’t budge last week. Do you think someone will break in or fall out next week? Let us know.

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Katy Perry leads Billboard Hot 100 singles chart, Black Eyed Peas return to top 10

katy-perry-bepLike we said yesterday, Katy Perry is queen of the Billboard Hot 100 singles chart with “California Gurls” landing at No. 1 this week. Usher gets pushed aside. His “OMG” steps back a spot to No. 2. B.o.B’s Hayley Williams-assisted “Airplanes” sits  at No. 3 again. Ke$ha’s “Your Love Is My Drug” remains at No. 4.

Travie McCoy jumps into the top 10 for the first time as a solo act with “Billionaire.” It moves from No. 11 to No. 5. Singer Bruno Mars is secretly the big winner in the top 10. He’s the featured vocalist and producer on McCoy’s “Billionaire” and B.o.B’s No. 8 hit “Nothin’ On You.”

Taio Cruz’s “Break Your Heart” slips a place to No. 6. Lady Gaga‘s “Alejandro” also falls a spot to No. 7. After a brief vacation from the top 10, the Black Eyed Peas return with their fifth top 10 single from their multi-platinum set The E.N.D. The latest, “Rock That Body,” leaps from no. 19 to No. 9. La Roux‘s “Bulletproof” closes out the top 10, dropping from No. 8 to No. 10.

What do you think of this week’s results? Happy the Peas are back to their old ways? How long do you think Katy Perry will be at No. 1? Let us know.

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